5 ways "Never Have I Ever" is diverse and inclusive

5 ways "Never Have I Ever" is diverse and inclusive
One of the things I admire the most about Netflix’s “Never Have I Ever” is the wide net of diversity and inclusion creators Mindy Kaling and Lang Fisher  have cast. “Diversity is being invited to the party. Inclusion is adding music and style of dance.” “Diversity without inclusion is violence.” “Never Have I Ever” is... Read more »

Ahmaud Arbery our brother, cousin, friend, son

I did not watch the video. I did not hashtag his name. I was in process. I had to process yet another annihilation of beauty, potential and hope. Two days after the video was released I shared his picture on social media. This beautiful picture. I did not include his name or add a comment.... Read more »

I'm glad Hulu, Amazon and Apple tv are making me wait

I'm glad Hulu, Amazon and Apple tv are making me wait
“Who shot J.R.?” was the ultimate cliffhanger courtesy of the 1980 nighttime soap opera Dallas. Viewers had to wait an entire summer to find out who was responsible for trying to kill the “Texas oil baron/tycoon” who was the ultimate anti-hero. Spoiler Alert: The shooter was Kristin J.R.’s sister in law/mistress. If I ruined it for you,... Read more »
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5 tips for improving Zoom backgrounds and an appeal to celebrities

5 tips for improving Zoom backgrounds and an appeal to celebrities
Someone has to say it. With all the celebrities broadcasting from home whether it be the late night “Jimmies” or the early morning Sunny, Kelli and Ryans: “S’up with your backgrounds?” I’m sorry but I don’t need to see your remote control tray Sunny. Ryan, why are you filming in your kitchen? Yes there’s some... Read more »

5 things I learned after having Covid and pneumonia

5 things I learned after having Covid and pneumonia
I had Covid 19 that turned into pneumonia. I’ve been sick for 27 days and counting. For the first 12 days I self isolated from my family. My heroic husband brought me all my meals on a tray outside our bedroom and talked me off the ledge since being so sick caused panic and fear.... Read more »

2 worthy causes where you can donate now

2 worthy causes where you can donate now
Here’s what I hate about the great unknown: you just don’t know what’s gonna happen. I’m here all week. Drive safely everyone. Oh wait. We’re at home aren’t we? Here’s what I do know. There are some really good people out there who find ways to mobilize kindness in times of crisis. The outpouring of volunteerism, kindness... Read more »
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Encore on Disney + is awesome

I love a free trial. I make it a personal goal to cancel before I’m charged for subsequent months. I note the cancellation date in my calendar. I also note it for a few days before the deadline so it’s fresh in my mind and I don’t forget. When I cancel it’s a personal victory... Read more »

Beware of Coronavirus alternate reels

It started with the posting of schedules on Sunday. Parents were posting down to the minute regimes for the task of homeschooling their kids on Monday. Some parents went so far as to color coordinate their agendas. Some schedules were laminated. Other parents would comment, “Awesome.” “Can I borrow this?” “Can I share it?” Others would post... Read more »

During Coronavirus saying "I'm sorry" will save us all

During Coronavirus saying "I'm sorry" will save us all
My mother use to always say, “Nobody is ever really sorry. They’re just sorry they got caught.” Keep in my mind my mom was a stoic, Haitian fatalist with a heart of gold. She also said, “When you are having a bad hair day and someone compliments you don’t be fooled, they are lying.” She was... Read more »
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Coronavirus has changed my mind about homeschool

I am sitting at my computer. My 12 year old is on headphones doing online learning. My 9 year old is in the living room doing 30 minutes of reading time. It was a rocky start this morning when the math app she was trying to use kept saying her answer was wrong without an... Read more »